A selection of succulents – botanical illustration

As usual, despite my best intentions, a lot of time has passed since my last post – oops! I’ve actually been quite productive over the past couple of months, working on pieces in my sketchbook to try and improve my watercolour technique.

These are my two latest paintings. I wanted to experiment with ink and watercolour, using different thicknesses of line to accentuate parts of the painting.

succulents botanical illustration

Burger - food illustration

I have to say I am absolutely thrilled with the way these turned out. My approach was different from my usual methodical (slow) way, instead I leapt right in, sketching in pencil, inking the lines and then painting. This made the whole process quicker, looser and more enjoyable for me.

I have been inspired a lot by Alisa Vysochina, an absolutely fantastic artist who vlogs about her processes and techniques on YouTube. She also has a website where you can see her pieces in detail.

Here are a few more photos of my watercolours.

succulents - botanical illustration

succulents - botanical illustration

succulents - botanical illustration

succulents - botanical illustration

burger - food illustration

burger - food illustration

I’m really excited to do more of these, so watch this space! Thanks for popping by :)

I’m sharing this post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Paint Party Friday and Blue Chair Diary Illustrations!

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